Gayle Farris, Founding Principal, GB Farris Strategies Inc. Gayle Farris' real estate development work is the recognized gold standard for university innovation cluster campuses and state-of-the-art research facilities throughout the world. GB Farris Strategies was founded in 2009 to build upon this unique university-related mixed-use urban revitalization and technology visioning and commercialization expertise. The firm is highly creative and skilled in its approach to solving problems and deeply committed to producing results for all stakeholders. Gayle Farris is the 25-year former CEO of Forest City Enterprises Science and Technology Group. She created a new paradigm-setting, innovation campus asset-class, partnering with MIT, Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania and other major institutions. These projects established the national standard for state-of-the-art buildings supporting entrepreneurial culture and intensive technology, biotech/pharma uses anchoring revitalized 24/7 urban neighborhoods. She developed and operated two million SF mixed-use Technology/ Medical Research Parks valued at more than $2 billion in current operation with another 8 million SF in development rights. These public-private partnerships generated significant economic development, job creation, technology commercialization, and 1,000+ mixed-income housing units.